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's talk about the president in congratulating happened karzai made it perfectly clear the united states expects a more serious effort to end corruption in his government and he is -- and they are ready to defend itself once the u.s. is out. >> his power base is a series of war lords and their mignons who are paid off through this vast system of patronage and he's tried to balance power that way and it has enabled him to stay in office but it tainted him with this awful, deep-seeded corruption and tainted the united states as well because he's our guy. >> reporter: putting him in office or that's what the taliban says and upsetting the election to the point that abdullah abdullah pull out the taliban says we have won. how does the united states go forward. 40,000 troops, 20,000, 50,000 troops. does the number of troops make a difference between the public in afghanistan sees us as partly responsible for putting this government in. >> i don't think it does. the u.s. strategy from the beginning has been to build a strong, trusted central government, which is not something that afghanistan
to the united states. the self proclaimed mastermind is one of them. mohammad and four other suspects will be moved from guantanamo bay to new york city. an announcement should come soon from the attorney general. it is part of the move to close gitmo. he spoke about it this morning in japan. >> i'm absolutely convinced that khalid sheik mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> reporter: in regard to the war in afghanistan, the president said his decision on what to do will come soon. >>> now to the weather. the nor'easter caused by the remnants of ida is weakening but beach erosion is a big concern. this is video from this morning in ocean city, maryland. thousands of people on the delmarva are without power. later today the governor of delaware will tour damaged areas of his state. >>> and they will be cleaning up in the hampton roads area. the tides there on thursday were the fifth highest ever reported in that region. the commute got tied up by closed bridges and flooded roads. in old town, alexandria they are keeping an eye on the potomac making sure t
in the united states, are the problems you are talking about the same in europe where we know that children drink at a younger age and even drink with their families. it is part of the culture. >> a lot of people are under the impression that a younger drinking age is protective and ofen the european story is recounted. the european story is a myth. the legal drinking ages are younger in europe and their binge drinking problems are the same or worse than in america. >> reporter: you say this is a fight parents should pick with their children. pediatricians say pick your battles with their children. >> yes. i think a lot of parents by the time the kids are 15, 16 years old are picking the battles carefully. this have a fight worth picking. and what i tell parents is, i know you don't want to raise issues that aren't going to go anywhere but this is worth raising. my favorite time to talk to a kid is when you are driving in the car, eyes are forward and you have them stuck in the car. they are not going anywhere. >> the captive audience. it is an important message and one that janet says don'
they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> reporter: later in beijing, the president will meet with the chinese president. several issues are on the agenda but one of the biggest will be trade. the president wants china to import more u.s. goods to create american jobs, but with china already holding hundreds of billions in u.s. debt it may be a tough sell. >> this trade could create more jobs on both sides of the pacific while allowing our people to enjoy a better quality of life. >> reporter: president obama still has two days left in china but he hopes his message of partnership will have a lasting impression. cbs news, washington. >>> federal officials will visit a maximum security prison in illinois today which may eventually house detainees from guantanamo bay. president obama has vowed to close the facility next year. several states are vying to have their prisons considered because it would provide job and federal money. the u.s. military is transferring inmates to the new $60 million prison in afghanistan. troops unveiled a new building yesterday. some 700 prisoners wi
in the united states. views vary on whether it should have been used for this sfn's h1n1 flu. >> i understand it was widely tested overseas and if it worked there it is going to work here as well. >> safety is important. it is the same as the seasonal, tried and true. so we like that. >> reporter: in the clinic here in falls church will be open until 4:30 this afternoon. a total of five health department clinic locations in fairfax county will be available to the public this week. 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> there's concern the h1n1 strain is getting stronger. they are at least fours acases here in the u.s. where patients aren't responding to tamiflu. that's the most effective drug for treating the flu. doctors say not to worry. most people who get h1n1 will get better with rest and fluid but still they are keeping an eye on this one. >>> you can get the latest on fighting the flu at wusa9.com. click on flu alert at the top of the page. >>> the battle for health care reform will soon head back to the senate floor. over the weekend, lawmakers cleared the way for debate to begin after the tha
, arresting and convicting and the kind of sentence that is administered to african americans in the united states. i think in many respects it is kind of a slam dunk of a case. there was a decision made that -- for expediency purposes that the case would be tried in virginia first. and that they would probably successfully get the death penalty. and virginia is a very kind of pro death penalty state. maryland has the death penalty, but it takes a very, very long time for somebody to be -- for for sentence to be finally taken -- taken out there. >> you were talking about the speed. that was one of the arguments made in the appeal to the supreme court. not only was this mentally incompetent person who shouldn't have been representing himself but the speed didn't have enough time to make his case before a district court, and challenging that, and new associate justice sonia sotomayor was one of those who said like you know why are we rushing, you seem to be jumping ahead of the timetable set for this. >> that was one of the problems that i had with the case, the fact that the supreme court wo
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